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Astronauts pose for tourists in October, 2011.Astronauts selling cars attracted tourists on W14th St.

More than 50 million tourists visited New York City in 2011 making it the best year ever for tourism to The City. As the most popular tourism destination in America, New York City hosted an astronomical 10.1 million international visitors and 40.1 million domestic visitors who pumped more than $32 billion into the local economy supporting more than 300,000 jobs.